Managing behaviours that challenge in individuals with brain injuries: the positive behaviour support (PBS) approach

15 Sep 2022 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Thursday 15 September 2022

This one-day course will be held in-person at the RHN and is open to anyone working with individuals with a brain injury who want to increase their skills and knowledge of managing behaviours that challenge. 

It offers a theoretical and practical introduction to the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach. The use of PBS in managing challenging behaviour has been shown to be a highly effective, cost-effective method which is generalisable to a variety of behaviours and settings.

By the end of the online course attendees will

  • Have an understanding of the possible contributors to challenging behaviour following brain injury.
  • Be able to describe the possible functions of challenging behaviour – why is it happening and what does it tell us?
  • Have an understanding of the development of both pro-active (preventative) and reactive strategies.
  • Understand the role of communication impairment in challenging behaviour
  • Be able to identify methods that can be incorporated into the clients’ environment and lead to the reduction in incidences of challenging behaviour.
  • Understand the purpose of completing and collecting data around the incidence of challenging behaviour.
  • Have an understanding of how debriefing and regular staff support mechanisms may help teams working with people with behaviours that challenge.

Cost £95

Registration form

For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141/5140 or email